Every year, I write personal and professional resolutions. And unlike many, I often accomplish them. This year, I thought I’d try something different. I’ve been paying more and more attention to what I put in my body, and to that end, I want to try out some different ways of eating throughout the year. Some will stick; others (like going off alcohol) won’t, but in the long run, I know I’ll feel healthier and happier for it.

(I realize this isn’t about travel, but it’s about food, and travel and food go together well! Plus, if I only blog when I travel, it’ll be sliiiim pickin’s!)

January: ditch processed foods. every week, cook 1 big batch meal and freeze. No alcohol (I know; what am I thinking?)

February: 1 day a week: no meat

March: no sugar (exception: alcohol bc I can’t go cold turkey. no sugar makes me angry. alcohol soothes the beast!)

April: buy only organic produce

May: buy only organic/ grass fed meat or wild caught fish

June: no dairy (including cow and sheep, butter, all my “cheats”)

July: no red meat

August: 4 fruits or vegetables a day

September: cook a new recipe every week

October: juice every week

November: buy part of a cow

December: find healthy holiday baking options

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